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Rain? Summer? What do you do with the kids?

When I left the house this morning, my son was still in his PJs and our living room had been transformed into a Lego fun factory.

June 25, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Immigration reform: The full employment act for the Defense Industry

Get ready for the next surge.

June 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paul & Ruth Becker, WWII soldiers being buried together at Santa Nella

I have always admired them from a distance. A couple with a quiet demeanor; there was nothing in their movements or action that looked calculated to call attention to themselves.

June 22, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


It’s heaven on earth: Summer time in Manteca

The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.

June 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks & neighborhood- based government

It was an incessant noise.

June 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who do you trust? Farmers or bottom line corporations?

Bob Cabral, Walter Woodward, Nick DeGroot, and Dave Phippen all share two common threads.

June 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lying liars & the state’s $97B spending plan

There are liars, damned liars and then there are Sacramento politicians.

June 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parenting 2013: Kids go wild & how stopping them is child endangerment

It's night time.

June 18, 2013 | | Local Columns


‘Cool’ car colors, gas powered lawn mowers & air quality

Do you drive a black car?

June 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Watch out, I’ve got an excuse to use chainsaw

I was upset two weeks ago when I went into the back yard and discovered a California pepper tree that had mushroomed to 30 feet in height in just five years had snapped.

June 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands’ epic 24-year journey to build the first home

The folks who run the 157-year-old 5omerset Holdings have the patience of Job.

June 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A tribute to the fallen at the new transit station & expanding library

Why are we free?

June 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming up next: Pre-Crime Police using wholesale mining of data

So you have no problem with government data mining.

June 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fracking vote jolts political alignments in Sacramento

Did you feel the earth shift earlier this month?

June 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Beggar’s story: He’s homeless, hot, hungry & hunting for job

Editor's note: Manteca City Council wants a crackdown on aggressive panhandling. The following is a story of one man who begs on Manteca's streets but considers himself a sign flyer.

June 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


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Making tips an entitlement for entire staff

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You need to have a hunger to be hungry

So what is the value of standardized tests?

December 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Salesmen are just as vital as ever

It's been 53 years since I bought my first car - a 1967 Cougar with 120,000 miles on it that I purchased from my ...

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Top spellers compete for county title

The top spellers in the area will gather this week at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

December 04, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Increasing safety for pedestrians & bicyclists

The most significant investment in pedestrian and bicycle safety could be made as part of the Union Road and 120 Bypass interchange upgrade.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca firefighters mentor be.tech students

There's definitely excitement for high school ROP students in the Career Technical Education classes assigned to fire stations in Manteca as they shadow firefighters ...

December 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


4 LANES FOR MAIN?

During an October workshop the public made it clear - they want four travel lanes on Main Street.

December 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1997: Manteca hires Halford as police chief

10 years ago

December 03, 2017 | | Local Columns


Our ex-presidents’ insincere praise of ‘American generosity’

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year's devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast ...

December 03, 2017 | | Local Columns


Shop, enjoy holiday cheer during 2-day park event

In the mood to sip Santa's Irish coffee or a Christmas peppermint cookie drink while browsing crafts, clothing and other vendors while browsing for ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Museum to host open house with visit from Santa Claus

It's Christmas in Manteca Sunday at the downtown museum, where memories of past happy yuletides will come flowing back for those who enjoyed the ...

November 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Container yard gets go-ahead for construction

If you build it, they will come.

November 29, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


RUN NOT DONE

Rina's Run may have run its course.

November 29, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Steady rise in Ripon Unified’s enrollment

Ripon Unified's enrollment figures continued its steady rise during the early parts of the 2017-18 school year.

November 29, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Forensic pathologist slams county sheriff

Sheriff Steve Moore is fighting to retain his favorable stance with the San Joaquin County voters seven months before reaching out in an upcoming election ...

November 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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